Published On: Wed, Feb 7th, 2018

Google brings an AR mode to the Motion Stills app on Android


Google’s Motion Stills video/gif modifying app is removing an protracted existence upgrade, with a app bringing some of a fun from AR Stickers on a Pixel 2 to a brood of Android devices.

In practice, a app delivers some flattering plain protracted existence aspect tracking, pinning 3D models from Poly like chickens, robots or dinosaurs onto surfaces inside your environment. Users are means to record gifs and videos inside a app. Unlike other AR facilities requiring ARCore support, a Motion Stills app is accessible opposite a far-reaching accumulation of Android phones using 5.1 and up.

“AR mode is powered by present suit tracking, a 6 grade of leisure tracking complement built on a record that powers Motion Text in Motion Stills iOS and the privacy fuzz on YouTube to accurately lane immobile and relocating objects,” Google engineers Jianing Wei and Tyler Mullen wrote in a blog post. “We polished and extended this record to capacitate fun AR practice that can run on any Android device with a gyroscope.”

Google forsaken AR Stickers on a Pixel 2 in December, and in and with a latest Star Wars film, released  Porgs and Stormtroopers into people’s homes as vital advertisements.

This mode had been one of Google’s initial facilities for Android to make good on their ARCore protracted existence developer platform. Like Apple’s ARKit, ARCore senses surfaces and allows we to dump objects onto them. It doesn’t have wall showing yet, that ARKit has only recently added, though given a fractured inlet of a Android device landscape, product growth is going to be a some-more strenuous process.

Motion Stills relies on many of a same technologies, though with this latest update, Google is creation moves to capacitate AR practice that are good-enough so they can move that record to some-more people and devices.

Download Motion Stills for Android here.

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